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New Meetup: Winchester Mystery House in San Jose

From: Our Gay Travel C.
Sent on: Thursday, July 23, 2009 2:51 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Our Gay Travel Club!

What: Winchester Mystery House in San Jose

When: August 8,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $26.00 per person

Winchester Mystery House
525 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA 95128

Come join us !

Mansion Tour and Garden Walk is $26
If we get at least 15 people booked by Aug. 2nd, the cost is $19!

Please RSVP ASAP and send check so we can see how much it will be per person. If we get enough people for a group, I will refund you the difference. I will send out another announcement after we get people confirmed if we have enough for a group reservation. I need to make a reservation by Aug. 2nd with a count.

Payment: Please send check to Kevin Anderson at 701 Minnesota St 220, SF, CA 94107

We will arrange for carpooling down to San Jose after we find out who is going!

After the tour, we will head to Half Moon Bay for lunch. Restaurant TBD. If you would like to join us, please let us know.
If you have any questions, please ring me at (415) 310-3594.

Background of the house:
In 1884, a wealthy widow named Sarah L. Winchester began a construction project of such magnitude that it was to occupy the lives of carpenters and craftsmen until her death thirty-eight years later. The Victorian mansion, designed and built by the Winchester Rifle heiress, is filled with so many unexplained oddities, that it has come to be known as the Winchester Mystery House.

Sarah Winchester built a home that is an architectural marvel. Unlike most homes of its era, this 160-room Victorian mansion had modern heating and sewer systems, gas lights that operated by pressing a button, three working elevators, and 47 fireplaces. From rambling roofs and exquisite hand inlaid parquet floors to the gold and silver chandeliers and Tiffany art glass windows, you will be impressed by the staggering amount of creativity, energy, and expense poured into each and every detail.

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